Presidential elections in Tanzania

tanzaniya general election

Question- John Magufuli, elected as the new President of which of the African country in the election held recently?

(a) Nigeria

(b) Tanzania

(c) Ethiopia

(d) Namibia

Ans-(b)

Related facts:

  • Ruling party candidate John Magufuli of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party won Tanzania’s presidential elections with 58.46% of votes.
  • He defeated the opposition leader and the former prime minister Edward Lowassa who received 39.97% of votes.
  • Before the election, Mr. Magufuli pitched himself as honest and hard-working leader.

Reference

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/30/world/africa/tanzania-presidential-election-john-magufuli.html?_r=0
http://www.ifes.org/faqs/elections-united-republic-tanzania-2015-national-general-elections
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzanian_general_election,_2015

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